Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 13 Nov 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Nov 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Mr Peter Mulcaster.                    			Farnacres 13th Novr 1779


      Yours of the 9th & 10th are now before us.

      The Silver has come to hand & sent for London.

      We are much obliged to you for measuring Dinnetley Wall and it gives us great satisfaction to find that Mr Thorntons Measurements agree with Yours, as we are able to hear that the Levelmen are getting well on.  Pray don't you think when they make a good Bargain with us that they shd make us an allowance it seems as reasonable they shd do so as that we shd make them an allowance when they have an indifferent one.  The doctrine seems good and if you can Prevail you perhaps may make them think as we do.

      We are very much concerned to hear of Mr Wm Hunter's Circumstances having occasioned his becoming Bankrupt, and particularly so that shd you be involved in any difficulty on that Account.  We shall certainly not have the least objection to your making such endeavours as you shall think fit to prevent loss and we flatter ourselves every thing will turn out agreable to your own Wishes.

      With the above Letters we reced two papers containing Assays and find the produce to be as follows

By Assay Prod sh have been 743  6 14 4/10

The Real Prod was          712 15  - -

          Short of Assay    30 11 14 4/10

      From the above it appears the Work upon a Medium has been better done than for some time past and we hope you will still improve.  We desire you will forward the inclosed the first opportunity & are

      Yours etc.        W&T

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